Zazai blitzes 12-ball 50 in Afghan T20 league

Zazai blitzes 12-ball 50 in Afghan T20 league

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Hazratullah Zazai smashed a blistering half-century off just 12 balls in the Afghan Premier League on Sunday to equal the all-time T20 record held by Chris Gayle and Yuvraj Singh.

The 20-year-old batsman blasted left-arm spinner Abdullah Mazari for six sixes in one over on his way to tying the mark for the fastest half-century in T20 cricket.

Left-hander Zazai, who has played for Afghanistan in both one-day and T20 internationals, was eventually out for a 17-ball 62 as his team Kabul Zwanan fell 21 runs short of a target of 245 against Balkh Legends.

His record-equalling innings came just five days after he scored 124 against Nangarhar Leopards in the same competition.